Yelawolf on Shady Records Family: ‘We Got the Hardest Crew’

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After recently signing to Eminem’s Shady Records, Yelawolf is feeling confident about the crew’s abilities. The Alabama rapper, who’s spearheading the label’s second generation alongside rap group Slaughterhouse, spoke on the collective’s recent collaboration “2.0 Boys” and how the Shady squad is packed with lyrical titans.

“Artistically, those dudes are monsters,” he told Music Choice. “MC-wise, I’m a longtime fan of hip-hop, and especially this ’2.0’ track, just the delivery on everybody’s part, I just felt like who [can beat us]?”

He proclaimed that when it comes to other rap crews, there’s little competition. “There might be some underground crews that might be coming close, but these dudes don’t work,” he boasted. “I’m a songwriter. I make conceptual projects, and I’ve never been in the battle world. All of those guys have. All of them. I come from a different part of the world, but regardless of that, artistically and creatively, we got the hardest crew, and that’s the end of that.”

The “Pop the Trunk” MC noted that few of the label’s hip-hop peers have the bite to back their bark. “Unless Dungeon Family comes back… You got Cee Lo and [André] 3000, Big Boi… That’s a monster crew. Wu-Tang is a monster crew. Hieroglyphics is a monster crew,” he stated. “But we are a monster crew. And any other new crew? Nah.”



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40 Comments

  1. Deetee

    The only one hard on shady is 50

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    roro Reply:

    @Deetee, are you kidding? 50′s the worst
    all of these shady dudes could assassinate 50 lyrically

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    Kalitrana Reply:

    I saw Strange Music is pretty good. But to say your by far the best is a long way away.

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  2. #kimwho

    Lmao @ deetee lol yeah young money better watch out!

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  3. babygirl

    Lol he needs to work on talking in interviews. Glad he brought up Wu-Tang :-D

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  4. JHP

    Naw, Good Music is better

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    STFU Reply:

    @JHP, no they are not. they might be capable of making more commercial hits but lyrically the good music roster cannot live with Slaughterhouse Yelawolf and Em.

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  5. Ess

    Rap crews is pussy these days. Bout time a crew came up that isnt afraid to challenge all these finger-snappin, ass shaking rappers.

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  6. Yo

    no! Just no.

    You and Eminem should go to the country music scene where you belong! GTFO!

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    eminemdabest Reply:

    @Yo, HELL NAW bitch eminem is the best rapper in the fuckin game get yo facts straight and shut up

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  7. Mr Xclusive

    lol hardest crew Young Money and GOOD Music are harder than these fools smh

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    raw hip-hop Reply:

    @Mr Xclusive, don’t have a truth lyricist over these niggaz heads that u just named

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  8. DJ

    Eminem nobody else. If Jay-Z starts supporting J. Cole and Jay Electronica they would have the hardest crew. And I would take Good Music over them too.

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  9. Mes_Cudi

    I kinda like the “Shady 2.0″ crew, but still GOOD Music is the hardest.

    I mean: Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Pusha T, Common, Consequence, John Legend, etc.

    How are you gonna beat that?

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    raw hip-hop Reply:

    @Mes_Cudi, Crooked i wipes out your whole argument

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  11. Mz Platinum

    Yo Im all for the new Shady Crew especially Yelawolf cus he repp’n my home state of Alabama Bitches!!! but wait to shady get a whole of me ….

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  12. Mz Platinum

    Yo Im all for the new Shady Crew especially Yelawolf cus he repp’n my home state of Alabama Bitches!!! but wait to shady get a hold of me ….

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  13. Jorge

    Has yelawolf heard of G.O.O.D Music or Roc Nation?

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    DDbz Reply:

    @Jorge, have you heard of Slaughterhouse? good fight.

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    samanaj Reply:

    @Jorge, dude good music maybe but roc nation common dude

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  14. Banana

    They have a top dog with eminem but G.O.O.D has the deepest roster.

    Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Mos def, Cyhi the Prince, Big Sean, Mos Def, Pusha T, Common, John Legend, and Mr. Hudson.

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  15. TS

    Shady Takeover has begun.. Aint nobody in the rap game that can even touch these guys. EM knows what he is doin.

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  16. schopenhauer Louie

    There’s the greates-unsigned-Haitian-rapper comin’ soon and he goes by the name of $chonberg.

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  17. Heminem

    Shady 2.0 is THE Crew!

    RADIOACTIVE out this SUMMER!
    Yela be killen!

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  18. Manjeo22

    G.O.O.D MUSIC all the wayyyy

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  19. al

    fuck g.o.o.d. shady all the way

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  20. DDbz

    @Banana, Royce da 5’9 and crooked i will body anybody from lil wayne to j cole… these niggaz are nothing but raw lyricist… shady records is ganna dominate

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  21. EmAyDee

    G.O.O.D. Music is dope, but really how are you gonna expect any real music to get dropped by them when kanye has his head in the clouds all the time. Up in fashion shows, hypin himself up bout his money. Shit that cat has been gone from hiphop ever since he went on that power trip. I’m sorry but Yelawolf and em’ are ten times more lyrical then most of these bustas accepting ghost writers. I’m not about that hard G’ shit but lyrically slaughterhouse is a pack full of rabid dogs, no lie. Finally we got some artists who don’t sit and talk about how big they’re bank roll is for minutes on end.

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  22. FAnyoneWhoDoubts

    SHADY. I’m so glad he didn’t mention Young Money on his list of “Monster” crews. Drake is not a fucking battle rapper, despite Canada being one of the hardest battle scenes he is a fucking wanna be singer who USED to have great lyrics and ill songs until he started tryna sing, nigga PICK A GENRE. Wayne been fucked up after Carter III, don’t blame him ’cause how’s he supposed to top that? Nicki is Kim’s clone but she doesn’t even know it, every once in a while she’ll have a vicious verse or a great song but she ain’t consistent. G.O.O.D Music got Kanye and Common but LYRICALLY, Sean and Cudi drag them down. The only groups I can think of that can compete with the 2.0 Boys (that Yela didn’t mention) are: The Roots, QN5, The Lox, A Tribe Called Quest, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Cypress Hill and Strange Music. (Duos don’t count-which excludes Outkast, Dead Prez and Cunninlynguists among others). And aside from Strange Music most of those groups/collectives are old and retired, quiet, or not really together anymore. So with that said, go: SLAUGHTERHOUSE, Yela, and Shaaaaaady.

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  23. Abdullah

    well, even tho YOUNG MONEY is my fave, but i confess that they are aint the hardest, but G.O.O.D Music is the hardest, n btw they r my 2nd fave :D

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  24. pinoy 4ever

    YELAWOOOOLF!!!!!!!!!!!

    DETOX

    PINOY

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  25. some1

    if you guy’s think G.O.O.D. is better than slaughterhouse + Eminem (throw in Yelawolf for good measure I suppose), then you have some issues. Let’s just suppose that these two groups somehow got into a feud, do you honestly think Shady Records (Eminem rap battled his way to stardom and slaughterhouse is on par) would lose to kanye, kudi and bitches like that, who don’t even know what a rap battle is? kanye’s a good producer but i don’t know why so many people think he’s a great lyricist; he’s not. Some of his label mates are respectable, like common, but they definitely would be overwhelmed against the rawness that is Shady 2.0

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    Thank you Reply:

    @some1, thank you someone who knows what there talking about, k west is a good producer, and why are people mentioning john legend is he gonna do a battle rap on his piano and sing it to us, most of you retards on this site grew up in the late 90′s and missed the boat on the best rappers of all time. so if you think that wayne, kwest, drake can compete with ems crew your as stupid as the shit i flsuh down teh tolet

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  26. some1

    i’m not even going to mention young money, cause it’s disrespectful to Shady and G.O.O.D. to compare them to that piece of crap, talentless, all-bark-no-bite label

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  27. maya

    Only people I’m worried about is Eminem & J.Cole, yela is dope but still ver new so we’ll see…

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  28. Harrison

    Shady goes hard, but G.O.O.D. Music is the best. Young Money is watever but nothing special. Diddy Dirty Money sucks. MMG has nobody except ross and wale. roc nation has jay and jcole but thats it. grand hustle has t.i. and b.o.b and thats it. Aftermath still solid with game and dre. but kanye common and cudi are the best with good.

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  29. Cole World

    He is talking from a lyrically undergroundish standpoint people. I personally think yela is garbage. Slaughterhouse is a beast though. Between them and eminem, they shred. Eminem is without a doubt one of the greatest of all time, Like him or not. I got high hopes for J Cole though, he actually cares about making good music and talking about real shit…not this “black and yellow” garbage that you hear everywhere. It’s amazing how how hip-hop has gone to shit. Anyone who thinks young money is a beast is crazy…Waynes wordplay is elementary and minaj is way off. Drake is the only one over their that has any talent IMO, and he still isn’t great.

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  30. U Douches!

    SHADY! You fuckin terds… Get it right! You bitches wouldnt know a beast on the mic if it fukin came through your speakers and bit your ear off!
    SLAUUUUGHTERHOOOOUUUSSSSSSSSSSSSE!!!!!!!!SHAAAAADY!!!!!!g.o.o.d.????Wtf is this irelevant garbage??? Young money? really? They might as well drop the mic like its hot. These bithches learned their game from Em….and Em learned from the Originators. Get’ on you damn teenage dirtbags! Piece!

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  31. mcm

    How in the hell Young Money harder than Shady? Sounding like a bunch of rapists on ‘every girl’ and ‘bedrock’. YM has Suburban boy Drake, and Nicki, who else? Gudda Gudda? LOL they have mostly young people who nobody knows.
    Now GOOD music is my favourite but if 50, SH and yelawolf drop good albums this year then it’s their game.

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